Adam Elliott Segal is a writer and editor based in Toronto. His award-winning work has been published in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve, This, TVO, Reader’s Digest, enRoute, VICE, Chatelaine, The Vancouver Province, Sportsnet, SCOREGolf, The Feathertale Review and subTerrain, where his short story “Richard” won first runner-up in the 2013 LUSH Triumphant Literary Awards contest and “The Dahlia” was nominated for a 2020 National Magazine Award. “The Black Market Babies of Montreal,” a memoir and investigative piece about his mother’s adoption, was the cover story of the 2017 summer issue of Maisonneuve. His short story “Burning” won the 2020 Toronto Star Short Story contest.
He holds a Combined Honours Degree in English/Comparative Literature from the University of Western Ontario and completed both the Toronto Metropolitan University Publishing Certificate and Diaspora Dialogues, where he worked with Governor General’s Award nominee Shyam Selvadurai. He mentored under Canadian National Jewish Book Award winner Joe Kertes at the Humber School for Writers, completing a graduate certificate in fiction while working on "Track," which was shortlisted for the 2022 Guernica Prize. He recently received a Canada Council grant for a new work of fiction, "The Photograph of Moshe Levi."
After previous editorial positions at Toro, Spafax and Sportsnet, he has published three books with Firefly Books: MMA Now!, Basketball Stars and the bestselling Basketball Now!, currently in its third edition. He continues to work as a freelance writer and editor with clients in publishing, sports, real estate, technology, and finance.